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Iraqis Fear New Gov’t is a CIA Front

HeadlineJun 11, 2004

The London Independent is reporting Iraqis are already highly skeptical of the new interim government that was selected by the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council with many fearing that it is simply a front for a new version of U.S. occupation. One Iraqi told the paper “In one sense the Americans are transferring power but only to their own agents. The new government are all pawns of the CIA.” At least one top Iraqi offiical, Iyad Allawi, the appointed prime minister, is a former CIA agent. The New York Times reported earlier this week that Allawi’s group the Iraqi National Accord carried out bombings on Iraqi civilians during the 1990s for the CIA.

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